Monday, 1 December 2014

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service backs festive drink or drive campaign


East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is backing the Sussex Police Christmas campaign against drink and drug-drivers, launched today 1 December 2014.

Neal Robinson, head of Community Risk Management at the Service said:

"The Fire and Rescue Service frequently sees the human costs of people getting behind the wheel when they are unfit to drive. Firefighters are often called upon to cut people free from the wreckage of cars or other vehicles after crashes, often in incredibly challenging circumstances. We want people to enjoy the festive season safely - this includes not taking risks on the roads."
2014 campaign 

For the first time, the December campaign will be run jointly by Sussex Police and Surrey Police alongside Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, Drive Smart in Surrey and the independent charity Crimestoppers.

Following the force's previous Christmas and summer campaigns, anyone ordered to appear in court on suspicion of having committed a drink or drug-driving offence will have their names and details published online and made available to the media.


What you can do to help keep our roads safe

You can text police officers on 65999 with the details of people you suspect of drink or drug driving or visit www.operationcrackdown.co.uk.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

To keep up to date with police officers looking for drink drivers, follow #opdragonfly on Twitter.

If you know someone is driving while over the limit or after taking drugs call 999.

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